The Network

Launched in 2012, the Network aims to support members, inspire new groups and influence decision-makers


The Incredible Edible Network was set up in 2012 in response to the huge popularity of the original group in Todmorden and the flood of enquiries from those who wanted to embrace it's aims.

A successful funding bid, in partnership with Locality, to the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, enabled the creation of a full-time position of Network Facilitator to help meet this growing need.  The grant, which covers a three year period, also provides monies for services and resources to assist Network members.

Since then, the number of Incredible Edible groups in the UK has soared from 25 to more than 100, and the movement is hugely popular across the globe. Facebook fans are now in their thousands and conferences & workshops are held across the country. From compost to risk assessments, to working with local authorities the Incredible Edible Network is here to help.

Recently, the Network has joined Growing Together - a unique new partnership of major community and environmental sector organisations that aims to unlock money, land and skills to support community growing. 


The Incredible Edible Network was set up to inspire new groups across the UK and to provide more people with information about food activism and community resilence.

We also aim to support exisiting Incredible Edible Groups through our online network where members can share information and advice through toolkits and resources and via live events such as roadshows, workshops and presentations.

As an umbrella organisation, the Network looks to promote sustainable food production and consumption in local and national policy, practice and decision-making.